Chelsea’s ongoing negotiations with Barcelona could produce more than just midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with new reports that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also on the table for a transfer.
The two powerhouses have been in seemingly constant discussion over the past month, with Barcelona openly looking to add Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta after pouncing on Blues target Jules Kounde.
Chelsea recently took Azpilicueta out of the equation by signing him on a two-year extension, but the two clubs resumed talks when the Stamford Bridge outfit decided to make a bid for De Jong, and in the process they may have found an answer to their striker situation.
Following the expensive moves of Leeds United winger Raphinh, Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski and Sevilla centre-back Kounde, the Mirror report that Barcelona are “desperate to balance their books” and 33-year-old Aubameyang appears the most likely option. moved on.
The report states that both De Jong and Aubameyang are considered surplus requirements and with Chelsea yet to bring in a replacement for Romelu Lukaku after he was loaned out to Inter, this could be the perfect match.
No potential asking price has been mentioned for the forward, who conceded 20 goals in 38 club appearances last season, including 11 goals in 17 LaLiga appearances.
Meanwhile, ESPN add that Chelsea were tracking the Gabon frontman as far back as 2020 before he signed a contract extension with Arsenal, and that he is still interested.